William Grant’s Rare Cask Reserve at The Whisky Shop – Scotch Whisky News


William Grant’s Rare Cask Reserves
Now available to order – £250 

On 10th March this year whisky writer and historian Charlie Maclean, Darren Leitch and Scott Dunn of The Whisky Shop accompanied two W Club members to hand select three incredible whiskies to be bottled exclusively for The Whisky Shop. 

A truly rare and unique combination of some of the finest whiskies available from the William Grant’s rare cask reserves were selected and blended. The pack includes a blended malt scotch whisky, a blended Scotch whisky and a blended grain whisky. All bottled at 47% volume.

Click here to learn more about their fantastic journey in the latest edition of our Whiskeria magazine.


‘Master blenders’ for the day with one of the chosen casks.

Blended Malt Scotch Whisky over 25 years old
Bottled at 47%Vol 35cl
Deep amber. Slight nose prickle, but generally nose cooling. A light mossy note to start, with some baked apple and burnt toffee. With a little water, it still remains dense, then comes an artificial lavender scent. The taste is sweet then dry and slightly bitter, with a surprising spiciness; with water the taste is less sweet/dry, with a very light smokiness in the finish.

Blended Grain Scotch Whisky over 25 years old
Bottled at 47%Vol 35cl
Full gold in colour, with bigger body than most grain whiskies. A sweet, lightly cereal nose (vanilla sponge), faintly herbaceous, and even lighter with water, with a hint of oaky spice. A sweet, cooling mouthfeel, then drying; a light sweetness, with violets, then a tart oakiness; still some spice (nutmeg, white pepper).

Blended Scotch Whisky over 25 years old
Bottled at 47%Vol 35cl
This incredible whisky has been blended using some of the finest whiskies not only from William Grant’s own distilleries but also from key distilleries in the Highlands and on Islay.
Deep amber colour, and a relatively gentle nose-feel. The nose clearly indicates American oak – sawdust, oak shavings, bourbon. Behind this, fresh red apples, with a touch of cinnamon, and buttery vanilla sponge. A pleasant texture and a sweet taste to start (with clover flowers), becoming drier, with oak notes in the middle.

Tasting notes by Charlie Maclean

Simply click here to purchase this stunning set of whiskies

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